Seeding Cilantro for a fall crop

Horticulture Tips

Most everyone that has a vegetable garden is enjoying fresh tomatoes right now. Those of us who love fresh salsa, picante sauce and other Tex/Mex dishes that are flavored with cilantro are lamenting the fact that our garden Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Richard Nordquist’s article “The William F. Buckley

Vocabulary Quiz” pointed out that the former Firing Line host and seasoned

journalist was equipped with the vocabulary of a mischievous lexicographer and… Read more

Pet of the week


Sparky is a 2 month old lab mix. He has started on shots and worming.  His $40 adoption fee will include a neuter. Please call 285-9006 to schedule an appointment to see him.

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Jail docket

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department filed seven incident offense reports and 13 miscellaneous incident reports last week.

7/22/13    Kristina Carpenter  W/F   5/30/85    CsSO  Petit Larceny

7/23/13   Charlene L Jackson   B/F   8/30/51   CSO  No D.L., No Proof of Insurance, & Bench … Read more

Ackerman Elementary School ready

By Glen Blaine, AES principal


I want to welcome everyone back to a new school year and hope that everyone had a wonderful summer break.

We will hold our Open House on Tuesday, August 6th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. … Read more

The Civil War – Choctaw County Veteran visits Shiloh

Submitted by C.J. Johnson


The following article first appeared in the Choctaw Plaindealer January 22, 1908 as a letter written by Civil War veteran William Hooker Power. [Changes were made only where officers’ names were misspelled.]

Editor Plaindealer: I … Read more